Buried: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery
Address: 3 Highdale Terrace, Idle
Parents: James and Mary
Siblings: Tom, Elizabeth, Emma, Ann, Sarah, Alice
Rolls of Honour: Holy Trinity, Idle; Upper Chapel, Idle
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
John Stead was born around 1892 in Idle, the second son among five daughters of James and Mary Stead.James was absent when the 1901 census was taken and dead by the time of the 1911 census when Mary and seven of her children were living at 3 Highdale Road, Idle. John was 19 years old and described as a crabber.We know very little of John’s military career in the RNVR. On 11 January 1918, the Shipley Times & Express gave a very brief account of his death:John Stead of Royal Naval Division, son of Mrs Stead of Highdale Terrace, Idle, has been killed in action.